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And that’s the problem… The LDS recruits retail workers into technical jobs.
The corollary is that regulator repair is not terribly difficult if you can follow instructions, pay attention to details, and ask for more qualified help when needed. Heck, this is the entire model of tier 1 service support in multiple industries.
 

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The corollary is that regulator repair is not terribly difficult if you can follow instructions, pay attention to details, and ask for more qualified help when needed. Heck, this is the entire model of tier 1 service support in multiple industries.
And what’s the first thing you do when you get the tier one support tech?
 

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The corollary is that regulator repair is not terribly difficult if you can follow instructions, pay attention to details, and ask for more qualified help when needed. Heck, this is the entire model of tier 1 service support in multiple industries.
I haven’t come across too many technicians that would consider retail counter sales… but I guess if that’s Scubapro’s prerequisite so be it.
 

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I haven’t come across too many technicians that would consider retail counter sales… but I guess if that’s Scubapro’s prerequisite so be it.
Heck, this is the entire reason why we have a DIY section for regulator repair. It’s not terribly hard if you are diligent and have a modicum of mechanical aptitude. Not easy, but not hard. Easier than a DIY appendectomy.
 

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I haven’t come across too many technicians that would consider retail counter sales… but I guess if that’s Scubapro’s prerequisite so be it.
The entire ScubaPro tech course is a sales push.
 

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I haven’t come across too many technicians that would consider retail counter sales… but I guess if that’s Scubapro’s prerequisite so be it.
You are inventing this problem. Not sure why.
 

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You are inventing this problem. Not sure why.

i’m not inventing a problem. It’s true Scubapro won’t let you take their technical training unless you work for a retail scuba establishment at some level other

"Deep Down You Want the Best."
I just haven’t seen to many great technician come out of the sales profession. Just saying…
 

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Having attended a few of these refreshers over the years, I would liken them to that old bromide about sausage-making and politics -- no one really desires to see either made.

True, you get to disassemble and reassemble whatever the respective company has to offer; perhaps learn a few new insights; but we never even had to tune anything that we had worked upon; and there was one torque wrench for the whole class. We simply saw it demonstrated by the instructor, on a single test box -- not that I was that enthused about pressurizing the scratched-up crap that we were given to service, in the first place.

Most of the students were novices, and spent a good deal of time futzing with the tools, much like that hominid, fretting over the bones, in 2001.

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Confidence, in their handling of your gear, even afterwards, could be expressed at almost nil; and people wonder why there is such a burgeoning DIY community? The accounts of botched regulator service on this site, alone, are legion.

Most questions were directed toward "hey, look it up" in the online manuals, which anyone can really do; and I've read more useful and interesting insights on this site's DIY threads, over the years, than at any four-hour seminar that I've ever attended -- and we now have the luxury of @rsingler's ongoing seminars, on regulator repair.

What could be more better?
 

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i’m not inventing a problem. It’s true Scubapro won’t let you take their technical training unless you work for a retail scuba establishment at some level other

"Deep Down You Want the Best."
I just haven’t seen to many great technician come out of the sales profession. Just saying…
What you are inventing is the mandate that someone be a retail worker before they can take the reg class.
They only have to be employed...not in any special position.
They can even be hired as a reg tech, and spend time learning while waiting for their cert class.
 
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